Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies with Blueberries
Blueberries and chocolate... sounds delicious doesn't it? Hubby had seen something on TV about blueberry white chocolate cookies and was determined to have some for himself. Being the good little wifey, I told him I'd bake him a batch. He loves white chocolate, I like dark chocolate. So I made a couple dozen cookies with 2/3 having white chocolate and 1/3 dark chocolate. My sweet tooth isn't nearly as "advanced" as his.
Cookies with Blueberries
This recipe was adapted from The Pinterest Project and I substituted blueberries for raspberries and skipped the lemon. I also made the error of using Almond Extract instead of vanilla since I grabbed the wrong thing out of the pantry. But no worries, it turned out really great.

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 sugar (or Xylitol)
1 egg
2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract (or Almond like my "error")
1 Tablespoon water
1-1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
Cookies with Blueberries
In a large bowl, add the butter, cream cheese and sugar and blend until creamy. Add the egg and blend together. Add the extract and the water and blend until smooth. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet. Blend together.

Since I was making this with two types of chocolate, I divided the mix into 1/3 and 2/3 dough mixes. In the large one, I added the white chocolate chips since hubby loves cookies more then me. I'm so nice to give him the 2/3 batch.
Cookies with Blueberries
In the small batch (the 1/3), I added the dark chocolate chips. I then blended the blueberries into each batch, again dividing 1/3 & 2/3. If you are using frozen blueberries (thaw them first :-)), blend them in carefully as you don't want to squish them.
Cookies with Blueberries
Roll the dough up into little balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. I made it easy on myself and used a melon baller to scoop them up and drop them on the cookie sheet.
Cookies with Blueberries
Bake 11-13 minutes or until done.  One thing I did with my second round of baking was to flatten out the little balls so they cookies were less fluffy and more like a regular shaped cookie. This is up to you how you want to do them, but the baking time is about the same.
Cookies with Blueberries
With the cream cheese, these came out more "cake like" then crunchy "cookie like." Don't get me wrong they were still very good and I love the mix of the tart dark chocolate with the blueberries. I think if I were to do these again (and I likely will), I would reduce the flour by about 1/8-1/4 cup to give them a bit more moisture, however these certainly were a winner in my household.
Cookies with Blueberries
You can see the cake like texture in the center and boy were they fluffy!! Do you like yours crunchy or fluffy? Weigh in by commenting. 
Cookies with Blueberries
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